Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and his party on Friday presented a total of 26,175 exhibits before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election
The exhibits included presidential result sheets from eight states of the federation, as well as receipts the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued after the petitioners made payment for Certified True Copies, CTC, of the documents.
The Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-member tribunal admitted the three set of results which were for Polling Units, Wards and Local Government Areas, as Forms EC8A, EC8B and EC8C series.
A statement from Atiku’s spokesman, Paul Ibe gave the breakdown of the documents as: 3,378 came from Katsina; 2,106 came from Kebbi; 3,472 from Borno; 3,162 from Jigawa; 1,912 from Gombe; 3,539 from Bauchi; 3,335 from Kaduna and 5,271 came from Kano.
Yunus Usman, counsel to INEC; Mike Igbokwe, counsel to Buhari; and Charles Edosomwan, APC counsel, were all said to have objected to the admissibility of the documents.
They were, however, said to have informed the tribunal that reasons for their objections would be made at the address stage of hearing in the petition.
Uzoukwu told the tribunal that his team will begin to call witnesses after the documents have all been tendered.
The tribunal adjourned till Monday, July 8, for further hearing.